Journal article

Torsion of Wandering Gallbladder following Colonoscopy.

Sean R Warfe, Hannah Dobson, Matthew KH Hong, Weranja KB Ranasinghe, Peter R Thomas, Adam G Cichowitz

Case Rep Med | Published : 2013

Abstract

Torsion of the gallbladder is an uncommon condition that may present as an acute abdomen. Its preoperative diagnosis can often be challenging due to its variable presentation, with specific sonographic signs seen infrequently. We describe, to our knowledge, the first case of torsion of a wandering gallbladder following a colonoscopy in a 69-year-old female who presented with acute abdominal pain after procedure. This was discovered intraoperatively, and after a subsequent cholecystectomy, she had an uncomplicated recovery.

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